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over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battleground states. the president won in wisconsin and iowa's six electoral votes, a state that launched his first campaign and the key western state of nevada. but it was ohio that pushed the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it was a commanding win for the president in the electoral college, but the popular vote was neck and neck. in his victory speech, mr. obama promised better days ahead. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to com
. the states in red are the states that cbs news projects will be carried by mitt romney. let's have a look at those quickly. the state of indiana cbs news projects will go to mitt romney and the state of kentucky cbs news projects will go to governor romney. and so far tonight we have projected president obama the winner of the state of vermont. that is all we have at the moment. all the other state state wheree polls have closed we simply don't have enough information yet to make a projection on those states. will barack obama get a second term? or will mitt romney become the 45th president? will the democrats be able to hold on to the senate or will the republicans take control? we're about to find out. it's election night on cbs. changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> the stock market has rebounded. our assembly lines are humming again. we are moving forward! >> i want more jobs! my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs! >> i don't want your vote because of what i have done, i want your vote because of what i'm going to do. >> this campaign is growing, the momentum is building. >>
. january crawford, cbs news, yardly, pennsylvania. >> jeff: it takes 270 electoral votes to capture the white house. and our political director john dickerson has been mapping out possible ways to win for both campaigns. john, good evening. what does it look like tonight? >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. of that magical 270, if you look at the states that are very likely or presumed to go to barack obama, he starts with about 327 electoral votes in his column. governor romney starts with about 191. with that kind of head start, there are about 430 possible routes to victory for barack obama. for mitt romney there are far fewer, about 76 or so routes. that means the easiest way for barack obama to get to the magical 270 would be to win florida and then any of the other eight battleground states. for governor romney it is harder. he would have to win florida, north carolina, virginia, ohio and then one remaining battleground state in order for him to get to 270. >> jeff: there seems to be an increasing discussion or speculation that governor romney could win the popular vote but
there and in florida. cbs news will have the latest election results. coverage begins tonight 7:00 p.m. eastern time right here on cbs. >>> hurricane sandy is playing a role in today's election. residents in new york and new jersey waited in long lines yesterday to cast early ballots. so many people were displaced by the storm that voters in new york and new jersey can cast ballots at any polling place. now more than a week after the storm hit, millions continue to deal with harsh conditions. no power, no heat, and plunging temperatures and gas lines that stretch for miles. another strong storm is headed to the northeast, possibly flooding coastal areas already devastated by sandy. here in new york, 40,000 people lost their homes. jim axelrod reports. >> reporter: they're breaking up furniture for firewood on staten island. >> it's very cold. and they need to keep warm somehow. i'm glad that the fire department is not coming to put the fire out. >> reporter: desperate moms are standing in line in queens, hoping the donated food doesn't run out. >> it's hard, you know? because you don't want your bab
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his departure. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of c.i.a. director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f.b.i., uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband.
. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight icing roads and disrupting air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. like it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, windy conditions, slushy and miserable out there. this is actually a snowstorm that's proving to be on track to break records for snowfall in november. for example, in central park about four inches fell. here at rockaway beach on the boardwalk, definitely more than three. and all this snow is ba
their kids and running and it's just crazy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it is the final day of a campaign that has lasted more than a year and after all those speeches, tv ads, door knocking and fundraising, tomorrow's presidential election is so close it will be won or lost in a few swing states. a "usa today" gallup poll of 12 battleground states finds the race to be a dead heat. today president obama and mitt romney are off on an intense final day blitz of those critical states. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is it. these two candidates have one more day to make their promises attack each other, they got to be tired but looking at them over the weekend they are still going strong. president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also in ohio mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossi
over violence. alan pizzey, cbs news, ramallah. >> pelley: today we heard for the first time from the army private charged in one of the biggest security breaches in u.s. history. bradley manning told a military court today that he was treated so badly after his arrest in baghdad, that he thought he would die. manning is charged with sending thousands of classified documents to wikileaks, a web site that posted them online. if convicted, manning could face life in prison. the west coast is bracing tonight for some unusual rough weather, a series of storms blowing in from the pacific. there could be as much as 14 inches of rain in california. ifd carter evans is in forest hill tonight. carter. >> reporter: scott, meteorologists call storms like this a pineapple express. you could think of it as a river of moisture in the sky. bringing waves of torrential rain from hawaii to the west coast. california's coast is already being pounded by waves as high ho 15 feet. heavy rain brought freeway traffic to a standstill. utility workers are cutting trees and clearing storm drains preparing
'll pump it for them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, two enars, $2 billion. urw it's your turn. ,he long, expensive presidential wn t is down to its final hours. national polls show that it's dead even, but in the few swing states that could tip the balance tomorrow night president obama has a slight advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of oncinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president hreds by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up mr. oboints. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy wedes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in des moines tonight for two reasons: first, mostuse iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign inls most confident about sinning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first
. [applause] >> next the chairman of cbs news. then bill gates talks about changes in education. then youth campaign to fix the national debt. >>> on news makers mayor kay henry talks about the so-called fiscal cliff and wa what unions hope will happen. news makers sunday at 10:00 and 6:00 eastern on c-span. >> jeff sog gerfwame first chairman of cbs news. now he talked about the future of news at the arizona state university downtown campus in phoenix. this is just over an hour. >> good evening, everyone. the cronkite school has a special relationship with cbs news. walter cronkite served as the evening news anger for nearly 20 years becoming known as the most trusted man in america for his objective, straightforward reporting. he was the face of cbs. three years after he stepped down from the news anger desk, the school was named in is honored. that grew over the next 25 years. today three years after his passing, he continues to be our guiding light. it is truly a special honor to have jeff fager with us tonight to talk about the traditional values of journalism and how those values rema
to congress. cbs news reporter on what bp knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former bp employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking bp supervisors on deep water horizon. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges bp managers robert kaluza and donald failed to call these on shore. they allowed work on the well to continue. want gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder. >> this is an indication that we have shown and the company has admitted as a result of their actions people died there unnecessarily. >> reporter: federal authorities also charged david rainey about lying to investigates. rainey insisted 5000-barrels of oil were leeing every day when he was aware they estimated it was leaking 82 -- >> withheld other documents altogether and lied to congress and others to make this spill appear less catastrophic than it was. >> reporter: shelly anderson's husband jason died in the explosion. it was supposed problem his final day. >> i wish that we would have been able to have our day in cour
. >> opponents say if prop 32 passes they will challenge it in court. in the news room, cbs 5. >> i am not ready to give up on the fight and i hope you aren't either, new hampshire. i hope you aren't either. >> irneed iowa so -- i need iowa so i can win the white house and take back america. >> reporter: they are pulling out all of the stops in the final hours of the long campaign. they are appealing to voters but couldn'ting on the vote. the winner will need 270 and the associated press shows president barack obama with an edge but there are 83 votes in six states that could go to earth candidate. they are the so-called swing states. it is in these six states where they are focused this weekend ark long with the runningmates and their wives. both campaigns realizing it will be close. danielle knotting ham with the spreupt -- knottingham with the sprint. >> reporter: stevie wonder ... [cheers and applause] >> reporter: the president followed by singing the praises of his supporters. >> i need you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is just one of several battleground states both candidates visited on
and personal life. then the chairman of cbs news talks about the future of journalism and network news. later, ted koppel on democracy and the media. >> your career officers, you changed this army so that it became a volunteer army. go and find your soldiers in the labor market. go find in the villages and towns in america. over five or six years, we created an absolutely splendid force of young men and women who are willing to serve their country as volunteers, and they had the same tradition, the same culture, the same loyalty and dedication as any other generation of americans who have ever gone before. they prove themselves in the gulf war, the panama invasion, and they have proved themselves in the last 10 years in iraq and afghanistan. the thing we have to keep in mind is something president lincoln said in his second inaugural address. you care for those who have borne the battle. that means never forget they are carrying the american spirit, they are carrying the american traditions with them. when they get injured, when they get hurt, or when they just come back to be -- -- reintegra
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. american shoppers are the driving force of our economy and they are in a spending mood. the latest numbers show that 247 million went holiday shopping over the weekend and spent more than $59 billion. morsi 28 football fields. last cyber monday-- its busiest day of the year-- amazon processed 200 orders per second. amazon vice president craig berman says the company expects business this year will be even better. >> we've hired and are continuing to hire 50,000 seasonal workers to meet customer demand. >> reporter: that's in addition to amazon's 20,000 full time workers like packing manager mark pulley. >> we need to come up with a new word for busy. we've been on hyperdrive. >> reporter: across the country, online sales account for 10% of holiday purchases, says ellen davis with the national retail federation. >> the share of sales happening online is still fairly low. however, the internet influences now about 50% of what consumers buy. >> reporter: because shoppers look for sales and compare prices online before they buy
it was ohio that put the president over the top late last night. >> cbs news estimates mr. obama has won 303 electoral votes to 206 for romney. florida is still too close to call. as predicted, the popular vote is much closer. about 50% of americans voted for the president, while 48% chose romney. we have complete election coverage this morning, beginning with nancy cordes in chicago. she covered president obama's victory speech, which was just a few hours ago. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah and charlie. well, in the end, this race wound up just about exactly where the obama campaign had predicted it would, with the president sweeping almost every battleground state. today he returns to washington to begin the hard work of repairing frayed relationships with the other side after a bitter, sometimes petty campa n campaign. it was well after midnight when the president, vice president and their families hugged and waved to supporters from the stage at mccormick place after president obama declared victory. >> tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won
of election day 2012. cbs eyewitness news starts at 4:30 tomorrow morning. >>> and later in the day, you can watch "cbs evening news" beginning at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. we'll bring you local updates twice an hour. can't get to a tv? election results will be streaming live on cbssf.com. >>> in other news, a fremont man is dead, shot and killed by police in a bizarre early- morning shooting. elissa harrington has the details. >> reporter: investigators carry large bags of evidence out of a fremont apartment building that was the scene of a bizarre officer-involved shooting. police shot and killed a naked knife-wielding man who was chasing his estranged wife on the 4500 block of central avenue. around 11:00 last night, the woman's roommate called police to report a domestic dispute. >> officers arrived and found a female who was later identified as our victim running out of the unit with her husband pursuing her. he was naked with a knife in his hand. officers demanded that the suspect stop, drop his weapon. >> reporter: police said he would not follow orders. so they shot him. the gunf
of c.i.a. chief david patraeus because of an extra marital affair is not the end of the story. cbs news has learned the other woman is paula broadwell, she wrote a biography of patraeus. cbs 5 reporter linda yi on what patraeus faces next. >> reporter: it was just over a year ago, his wife by his side, that one of america's most decorated four star generals took the oath of office at c.i.a. director. today, he resigned in disgrace. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, patraeus said, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. the affair came to light during an f.b.i. investigation that started months ago. officials became concerned about what cbs news has learned were cryptic e-mails patraeus exchanged with his by graver paula broadwell. >> it's sad. >> cbs 5 military analyst retired colonel brendan kearney med broadwell earlier this year during her book tour. he said she was bright and articulate. >> she acknowledged she had been given unfettered access to him. >> does that seem suspicious to you, when you now think back
that houses officers used by foreign journalists, including cbs news in gaza, also came under attack early this morning. hamas kept up its attacks on israel, too. launching rockets from inside gaza from this morning into the night with another attempted attack on tel aviv. palestinians told us the last 24 hours have been the most intense since fighting began five days ago. and they are bracing for more to come. >> you hear the roar of fighter jets overhead followed by the explosions. you may hear the sound of drones flying above us. they never stop. but we have seen rockets launched towards israel from gaza. we counted five or six of them. judging from the smoke trails as they headed towards israel. cbs news, in gaza city. >>> right now, president barack obama and secretary of state, hilary rodham clinton are near mirnar. they say his trip is not an endorsement of the government but the progress that the country has made towards democracy. >>> a $10,000 reward is offered tonight on to find the suspect in a crime spree. 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks was caught after a series of robberies an
the top. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a spend one-hour edition. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as the president and the first family returned from chicago aboard air force one. they landed at joint base andrews right outside washington, d.c we will have a look at what you can expect from washington many the future, but first the latest returns. we still can't project a winner the presidential contest in florida, but even without florida mr. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come." he's been calling cong
balancing work and personal life. then, the chairman of cbs news talks about the future of journalism and network news. >> you changed this army so it becomes a volunteer army -- go and find your soldiers in the labour market. find them in the villages and towns of america. and we did that. over a period of five or six years, we created a splendid force of young men and women who are willing to serve their country as volunteers. and they had the same tradition, the same culture, the same loyalty and dedication as any other generation of americans ever had before. they proved themselves in the gulf war, the panama invasion, they prove themselves in the last 10 years in iran and afghanistan. -- ira afghanistanq . the theme we have to keep in mind is something that lincoln said -- care for those, the widow and children, to care -- it means never forget that they are carrying the american spirit. they are carrying the american tradition with them. when they get injured, when they get hurt, when they just come back to be integrated into society, we have to be waiting to care for them, not
nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> a bay area mother reached for a baseball bat and fought off burglars who broke into her home. da lin talked with the family this afternoon. this isn't first time their home has been burglarized. >> reporter: not the first time. the second time the same house has beentargeted, and this time the home owner said enough is enough and fought back. >>> reporter: a 55-year-old dan used this aluminum baseball bat to chase off two would-be burglars, their second attempt to break in, in nine details. the woman declined to talk on camera. her 22-year-old daughter says her mother wanted to make sure the burglars don't return by confronting them. >> it had happened a week ago and probably knew what was going on and so she was like, oh, no. they are not doing this again. >> reporter: the family is still shaken up and asked me not to identify them or the house. it happened last friday morning around 9:30 on saint james drive. police say the two men in their 20s first rang the doorbell. when no one responded, they smashed this window to try to get in. it turn
, the former 60 minutes executive producer, not share of cbs news, talks about the future of network news. he spoke at arizona state university for just over an hour. >> good evening, everyone. the cronkite school has a special relationship with cbs news. walter cronkite the cronkite school has a special relationship with cbs news. walter cronkite served as the evening news anger for nearly 20 years becoming known as the most trusted man in america for his objective, straightforward reporting. he was the face of cbs. three years after he stepped down from the news anger desk, -- anchor desk, the school was named in is honored. that grew over the next 25 years. today three years after his passing, he continues to be our guiding light. it is truly a special honor to have jeff fager with us tonight to talk about the traditional values of journalism and how those values remain the cornerstone of cbs news today in our digital age. he became the chairman and february 2011. cbs news won a peabody award under his leadership and was the only network to grow its audience. he also has relaunched cbs th
. but there is a new plan to keep things moving. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is here to tell us about a new landing pattern. >> reporter: much like air traffic controllers can look down at the screen and see all the planes over the airport, this new technology gps to be implemented at sfo will be enable the pilot in the sky to see each other at any time and that's going to make for more efficient landing especially in bad weather. when skies are clear, airplanes at sfo often land two at a time on parallel runways. but when visibility is poor, which is quite often in san francisco, it's a different story. the airport ends up only using one of its two runways. one plane lands at a time. all the others the are put in a holding pattern flying -- all the other are put in a holding pattern flying in circles creating delays. beginning next summer is closely spaced parallel runway approaches. during bad weather, starting next summer, two planes will land one immediately after the oh. >> it will allow aircraft not side by side but staggered from one another to come in using both runways. >> reporter: this w
. for cbs news, the white house. >>> well, we now know who is behind the secret $11 million donation to defeat proposition 30. governor brown's tax hike plan. two conservative groups, the virginia based, americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona. the money donated anonymously was also used in support of prop 32. a measure to limit their campaign cash. >> transparency is the life blood of the democracy. the transactions behind this committee are the equivalent of passing a suitcase in a dark alley. >> the fair political practices commission say that the secret donation amounts to money laundering and violates california campaign law. cbs 5 reporter caught up with them during their final stops in san francisco. >> keep the california dream alive. yes on 30, thanks. it was the ultimate pep rally with a few of their closest friends leading the cheer. >> are we going to do it? all right, all right. >> reporter: the governor's barn storm is safe today to convince voters to approve proposition 30. recent polls show them dwindling for a measure that will
election coverage begins with the "cbs evening news" beginning at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon and we'll bring you local updates twice an hour and if you can't get to a tv election results streaming live on cbssf.com. >>> new at 5:00 a former san jose principal found guilty for failing to report suspected child sexual abuse by a teacher. jurors saying the principal did not want to believe such an ugly thing was true. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez is live outside the courthouse. len. >> reporter: elizabeth, i'm not sure if this has landmark status but this is certainly a very important case when it comes to mandatory reporters. those are the people who are in positions of responsibility to report crimes against children such as molest cases or abuse cases. now, in this case, the principal of o.b. whaley elementary school school lyn vijkayendran was found guilty for failing to report a suspected case of molestation that she knew about. craig chandly allegedly blindfolded and molested young girls in his classroom. after a parent reported her suspicions, vijkayendran confronted chandler but accepted
are scheduled. sources who have seen the benghazi video talked to cbs news. the story ahead on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" at 5:30. >>> well, it's the last dry day we are going to see for a while. chief meteorologist paul deanno in the weather center with more on the rain heading our way. it just rained on us right there! did you see this? >> it beat the actual rain by a couple of hours still sitting offshore. we could show you rain even when it's not. here's the rainfall sitting offshore. hi-def doppler the strongest radar in town can see what's 300 miles offshore. we showers moving toward the bay area. big area of low pressure once it gets here, it's going to hang out for about three or four days. you can see this huge counter clockwise swirl encroaching on northern california. let's go county by county for you. sonoma county farther north will see the most rain, 2." alameda about 1.5" and santa clara county including the city of san jos 1.25" of rain. we'll talk timing and talk about any dry times over the weekend that's coming up in a few short minutes. >> thank you. >>> he mur
there is happy about being on the news. ahead at 6:00, cbs 5's mike sugerman explains why. >>> we might be seeing more of this before all is said and done. this tree came down in san francisco's bernal heights neighborhood. crews were trying to clean it up this morning. there have been a number of trees that have come down in many parts of the bay area. >> pg&e crews doing what they can to reduce power outages during the next storms. they took advantage of the little break in the weather to make headway trimming teresa way from the power lines. yesterday more than 1100 homes lost power in pacifica due to downed power lines. >>> cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez in san francisco where crews are also working to prevent sewage spills during the storm. joe. >> reporter: around ocean beach, light rain right now. the wind starting to whip up. you know, they have just finished cleaning up from that sewage spill from last week. they are hoping they won't have to come back out here again. it will be a busy weekend for you. absolutely. this is when we go into overdrive. >> reporter: jean walsh spokesperson for th
charges. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >>> this veterans' day weekend there's some additional hope for the former military members. cbs 5 either anne makovec shows us the pioneering program that's getting amputees to excel and even the most rigorous physical challenges. >> reporter: veteran david lad was injured in iraq in 2006. >> can we just not go there? >> reporter: he doesn't want to talk about how he lost his leg but will talk about how he's felt since. >> i didn't understand what it is i could do anymore. >> reporter: with more distance and time under his belt, this vietnam vet shares his story. >> chopper came in, it was nighttime. i laid down and blew me up. >> reporter: returning from war without his legs was another battle. >> of course back then it was what it was. and it was kind of difficult to integrate in. i stayed a hermit for about five years, lived on the backside of a mountain. >> reporter: these guys are part of ucsf's brand new program, the first in the country for civilian amputee athletes. >> you can have a very expensive prosthesis but if you don't have the
good piece of news, no injury for anyone. anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> something went wrong when a group took its nightly walk in the east bay hills. a hiker fell to his death on the uc-berkeley campus. the man's body was found on the edge of the campus. the 20-year-old man disappeared while walking with friends. they called 911 about 6:30 last night. university police found his body about 200 feet down the steep ravine. foul play is not suspected but the death is under investigation. >>> one of america's biggest cities is facing a serious safety problem. a shortage of police officers facing lower wages and benefits. more officers in san jose are now resigning. there are now less than 1,000 officers in the department available for full duty and just 583 officers are patrolling the streets in the steve in a city of 1 million people. >> you will be robbing peter to pay paul moving officers around. >> chuck reed says 44 men and women are going through the academy right now. those officers should be ready to hit the streets next june >>> and closing arguments are scheduled in martinez this
chin, cbs 5. >> for many alock the new jersey coast a mandatory evacuation order was in effect when the hurricane hit, but many people refused to leave. scott pelley shows us why they chose to stay behind and what's left. >> reporter: let us show you what parts of long beach island used to look like. notice the white house with the pool. now look at it today. that's the white house. wrecked. and the street is now a canal. long beach island has 150,000 residents in the summer, but today we found it mostly empty. the national guard is on patrol. earth movers are clearing roads and tons of beach sand. piles of debris are rising in parking lots. among the only residents here today were frank and sandra smith. they rode out the storm. they're in day three without power and the utility may shut off gas in town tonight as a safety precaution. it's been several days. what has it been like living here on the island? >> cold. dreary. we have no water except drinking water. no electric. >> reporter: why did you decide to stay? >> we knew if we left we couldn't come back. they won't let -- if w
: he's still hoping for power. theresa garcia, cbs news, rockaway beach, new york. >> you can join us tomorrow starting at 6 a.m. for a telethon to raise money for the american red cross for hurricane sandy relief. we have more details on cbs.com. >>> you became the first man to win consecutive elections with 50% of the vote. now the hard part begins. as we hear, there is a particular word buzzing around washington tonight. cooperation. >> hi, guys. >> reporter: president obama and the first family returned to the white house wednesday evening. in his words, more determined about the work that lies ahead. the president laid out part of the second term agenda in his victory speech tuesday night. >> reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. more work to do. >> reporter: he embraced staffers in chicago. he acknowledged he has to bring the country together after a costly and bruising campaign. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: and the g.o.p. listened, too. house speaker john boe
strike. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> new details tonight about four men charged with plotting to kill americans by joining al qaeda. the alleged ringleader briefly served in the air force. the four from southern california were planning to board a plane to afghanistan on sunday. the fbi raided their homes two days before the flight. neighbors watched the takedown as it happened. >> two to four fbis i'm freaking out and they have a sledgehammer a pry bar i'm like they have armor on. >> a preliminary hearing has been set for some of the suspects in two weeks. >>> should you have the right to bare all? the new rules on whether you can walk around naked in public. >> new meaning to sound sleep. how listening to certain tones may be the answer to sleepless nights. >> then engineering feat. the bay bridge's major milestone. what in bridge can do that no other can. ,, ,,,, successfully transfe n bridge deck to >>> the new eastern span of the bay bridge just reached a major milestone. workers successfully transferred the 35,000 tonbridge deck to the new suspension cable
over christmas future. cbs reporter drew levinson shows us now retailers are trying out new strategies to bring out shoppers. >> reporter: as in years past, shoppers are getting primed for black friday, the most analyzed day of the retail year and the holiday season opening. the good news for retailers, an early thanksgiving means the season on longer with 33 shopping days. the economy is still sluggish and washington atmospherics have rattled consumers. >> retailers are very concerned about the fiscal cliff situation. in a recent survey, 72% of consumers say they were changing their shopping patterns as a result of the uncertainty over the situation. >> reporter: also, dampening the forecast is superstorm sandy. by one estimate, nearly 5 million households in the path will have to curb spending this year: is to counter, they're going in and offering discounts. look last year, some stores will open on thanksgiving at midnight with wal-mart, target, sears, and toys "r" us opening earlier. in a fierce competition to get the very first shoppers. >> retailers know after many black fridays
. drew levinson, cbs news, new york. >>> things are looking up for california's state budget. >> some signs are pointing to a surplus. are they real? what do lawmakers need to do to keep the state out of the red? >> jerry hill joins us next. >> probably five or six kids are going to be able to go to college that might not have been able to go to college. >> an east bay teenager with college dreams of his own. how this senior raises the money to fund other kids' educations. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, south bay will have a traditional thanksgiving mel this year... and that's thanks to the sad heart community service in n jose. starting tomorrow and goingn through wednesday, familiesn need will be given a complee thanks es thousands of struggling families will have a thanksgiving dinner this year that wouldn't be able to afford one. that's an entire dinner. >> all right. 4,000 families waited in line last week just to register for the holiday meal program. >> all right. everybody is wondering if we're going to have a dry thanksgiving. brian, what do you think? can you go that far ahead? >> yeah. com
harmelin for cbs news, rockaways, queens. >> in new jersey, election officials scrambled to relocate the polls but in instances where voters can't get there the state is allowing them now to email or fax in their ballots. whatever it takes to get out the vote. and i guess we have no excuse not to vote today because you delivered a beautiful day. >> it's going to be hard to drag people off the beach. >> no kidding. >> or out at a picnic today. it's gorgeous outside all around the bay area. enjoy it things going to be changing rapidly now as we head into the next couple of days. but a little hazy sunshine out over the bay. we are looking good as we sail into the afternoon. lots of sunshine for everyone even out toward the coastline and these temperatures again heating up in a hurry. it's 78 degrees in san jose already. 78 in livermore. 74 degrees in san francisco. and 74 degrees in concord. looking toward the coastline, still clear of fog. that will likely change though toward tomorrow. so sunshine, near record temperatures maybe a couple of records out there, and then tonight mostly c
that runs tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. more details at our website, cbssf.com. >>> those folks need our help because another storm is on its way. many new yorkers are digging in to weather a powerful nor'easter that's got its sights set on that very same region. >> we have been through this for 8 or 9 days now. i mean, we are not going anywhere. >> snow is falling in philadelphia, parts of connecticut, as well. wind speeds are expected to peak around 60 miles an hour sometime today. meteorologists say the nor'easter is now veering further offshore though weakening its impact. so that's good news, lawrence. but boy, they sure don't need this. >> the downside is they are not seeing that real torrential rainfall but they are getting snow and we don't have homes, that's another problem entirely. >>> around the bay area major changes. low clouds and fog swept onshore overnight. the sea breeze is blowing nice and clear toward mount diablo right now. but the temperatures are going to be much cooler all across the board. it's 66 degrees in concord. 69 degrees one. warm spots in livermore. and 5
department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> oil giant bp has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. $4.5billion for the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. 11 people were killed in an oil rig explosion and the resulting oil leak caused severe environmental damage. bp plans to plead guilty to obstruction for lying to congress about how much oil was pouring out of the ruptured well. >>> president obama is seeing the aftermath of superstorm sandy firsthand today. he is touring the damage and checking in on the recovery efforts. shortly after the storm, new york city mayor michael bloomberg asked mr. obama not to come because the presidential visit would use up too many resources. well, now frustrated residents say they hope his visit will speed up the recovery process. more than two weeks later thousands are still without power and heat. 47,000 new yorkers have applied for housing help. >>> unemployment requests are at their highest level in 18 months. possibly due to superstorm sandy 439,000 people seeking help. people can
to serve his sentence. edward lawrence for cbs news, tucson, arizona. >>> life-saving information at the fingertips of firefighters. how new ipads allow a bay area fire department to do what it could never do before. >> you could save money if you shop right now. the five things that are better to buy in november. >>> over here we have oakland mayor quan over here san francisco mayor lee. and they challenge you to represent. call now 1-888-5-helps-u. eyewitness news returns right after this. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. today, the menlo park fire protection district unveilew i-pads b >>> new technology allowing firefighters to help people in new ways. today the menlo park fire protection district unveiled new ipads being used in 7 front line fire engines. using them in all sorts of ways from getting a victim's medical information to looking up detailed information about specific building plans. >> we're not wasting personnel time, not havin
>> you're watching cbs five eyewitness news this morning. >> two people die after eating soup at a northern california facility for the elderly. the deadly ingredient that sent for others to the hospital. >> show us the money. one big campaign theme for candidates all across the nation. next, who is behind these record-setting donations. >> and honoring the space here on this veterans holiday weekend. neil armstrong's connection to a military icon in the east bay. it's 8:30 sunday, november 11. thanks for joining us. >> a lot of news to cover. super majority in sacramento. what does it mean for the republican party? we are sitting down with chairman of the republican party to talk about the future. >> yet, when it comes to california and the rest of the nation. we've got a lot coming up. also, our conversation with senator mark leno about the brand-new power. >> and we sit down with leader willie brown and say, okay, future of nancy pelosi. she did reclaim the house. is she staying on in washington customer. >> a lot coming up, but the weather forecast is cold. even colder tha
-crossing the country during the final hours of the campaign. danielle nottingham cbs news the white house. >> stay with c b s5 for continuing coverage. live up to the minute reporting from around the nation, california and here in the bay area on election night. >>> the hard hit jersey shore is still suffering in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. among the biggest headaches gasoline is being rationed. only drivers with even numbered license plates could fill up today. many people are still without electricity using gas powered generators. temperatures are dropping into the 30s and shelters are packed at night. in the shore town of tucker ton families seeing their neighborhood for the first time are devastated. >> the only thing we had was the clothes on our back grabbed the animals and left. not expecting to come back to nothing. >> part of our house is across the street. we've seen our couch two streets down. we never get there. >> more than 50,000 people in new jersey have applied for fema assistance feel has approved $30 million in payments. >>> marathon runners pitched in to help. >> rep
>>> you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> i've got the pen, way to sign the bill right away. >>> nerves are rattled as americans keep a close eye on wall street and washington but president obama says we could avoid the fiscal cliff. i'm michelle griego. >> and the president addressed the nation, and quick action to keep all american taxes from going up on new year's day. >> cbs5 reporter cate cauguiran watched the address and is breaks it down. >> what does it really mean for everyone in california. >> reporter: there is a new report that shows the bay area's job market could grow faster than the state of california and the nation over the next two years, but our economic growth could go downhill with this looming fiscal cliff. >> right now, if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit reduction package by the end of the year, everybody's taxes will automatically go up on january 1 january 1st. everybody's. >> reporter: just hours ago the president warned lawmakers the deadline is approaching. economists say the fiscal cliff could thro
. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> and they're real. >> real designer goods and really cheap. we go undercover at a popular bay area flea market. >> i just want to ask you about the stuff you're selling over here. >> even the cops are shocked at what we found. >> don't touch that. >> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. what's that old expression, just fell off the back of a truck? >> check out what i found. name-brand stuff that looks like a real steal. and maybe it is. it's a story you'll only see on cbs 5. >> reporter: sunday morning at the flea market. 7 a.m. and shoppers are already out hunting for deals. from designer jeans to computers, bikes, perfumes, even lingerie. there's a bit of everything here. while some may be knockoffs, others look very real. like this jacket. the price tag is still on it. $230. but here, they're selling much cheaper. >> how much is it? >> one third. >> reporter: everything is on sale and according to the vendors, a lot of it is authentic. >> it's a brand name, and they're real? >> yes. >> reporter: we found e
it could take another week to get all the gas stations back up and running. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >>> officials estimated that half of all the gas stations in the area are closed due to lack of power or because gas trucks are just not able to reach the stations to refill the tanks. >>> the airlines have resumed some service in and out of the northeast. the first flights landed in the bay area last night. one of the first to arrive was a united flight from jfk to sfo. passengers said it's been a stressful time in new york. >> i was staying at a hotel, the union square w. they took good care of us until the power went out. no cell phones, you couldn't call anyone. it was crazy. >> it was terrifying. we have a niece who works on wall street who takes the ferry, staten island ferry. there's no dock anymore. you see the roofs of trees everywhere. houses floating away. >> flights from the bay area have resumed departures to the east coast. >>> in politics, president obama will resume campaigning for re-election today after taking a few days off to manage federal response to the ea
later. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. the united states is stepping in to try to prevent a wider war between israel and hamas. >> that's right. secretary of state hillary clinton is now on her way to the middle east this morning to meet with leaders from both sides. bill plante is in cambodia the last stop in president obama's asian tour, where the white housemaid that surprise announcement just this morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president has spent much of his time on this trip on the phone with mideast leaders, looking for a way to end the rocket fire and to avoid an israeli ground offensive. now, after early morning calls today to the leaders of israel and egypt, he has deepened u.s. involvement, sending secretary of state clinton to the region. >> the goal throughout that trip is for everybody to use their influence and their voices to encourage a peaceful outcome. our bottom line is that peace has to include an end of rocket fire that threatens israel. >>
victim of the year. live in oakland, i'm da lin cbs 5. >>> developing news out of the northeast. three days after sandy slammed the region, tempers are flaring. and emotions are running high. the u.s. death toll has climbed to more than 80. the storm is blamed on 157 deaths total. it's unknown how many people are missing but searches are happening in several states. rising floodwaters have tens of thousands stranded in their homes. and 4.6 million homes and businesses are still without power. in new jersey, entire communities are unrecognizable. large areas of the coastline are in ruins with homes, piers and boardwalks wrecked. and now drivers are facing long lines for gas. this line wrapped around for miles as drivers waited hours to fill up at the few stations that still have both electricity and supplies. and it's a traffic nightmare in new york city. new york subways are providing limited service today and drivers trying to get into the city faced gridlock. cbs reporter vinita nair is in lower manhattan tonight. >> reporter: i'm here in lower manhattan standing in front of one of t
on the "cbs evening news" >>> for a lot of us are parents are watching the skies wondering whether the trick or treating needs to start sooner or later. let's check in with chief meteorologist paul deanno to see where the rain is now. >> that sooner rather than later is good advice because that's the rainfall already being picked up on hi-def doppler north of the golden gate. the rain is here. if you are in san francisco, oakland, hayward, union city, san jose, it's heading for you up and down 101 from healdsburg south to petaluma where we are picking up showers in marin county and sonoma county. now, oakland not raining yet. san francisco, daly city, richmond, not raining yet but it's a matter of 20 or 30 minutes before the rainfall moves in. your official halloween forecast, the rain is moving in quickly. it will be a steady rainfall after 9:00 so i stress earlier is better if you want your kids and their costumes to stay dry. the forecast through the first weekend of november is coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you. >>> billions for education at stake in california. what the latest po
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